Publisher description for The awakening : complete, authoritative text with biographical, historical, and cultural contexts, critical history, and essays from contemporary critical perspectives / Kate Chopin ; edited by Nancy A. Walker.


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This revision of a widely adopted critical edition presents the 1969 Seyersted text of Kate Chopin's novel along with critical essays that introduce students to The Awakening from the perspectives of feminism, gender (new essay), new historical, deconstructionist, and reader response criticism. An additional new essay demonstrates how various approaches can be combined. The text and essays are complemented by introductions to The Awakening and to the criticism, a glossary of critical terms, and (for the first time) contextual documents.



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Chopin, Kate, -- 1851-1904. -- Awakening.
Women -- Louisiana -- Fiction.
Self-actualization (Psychology) -- Fiction.
New Orleans (La.) -- Fiction.
Adultery -- Fiction.